Abramoff's Chief Prosecutor Gets Kicked Upstairs
My congratulations to Noel L. Hillman, chief of the Department of Justice's public integrity division, and until the other day, lead investigator in the Abramoff scandal. President Bush just named him to a judgeship.
Unfortunately, this rather too conveniently leaves this crucial probe, which has reached into many corners of the Washington bureaucracy, a rudderless ship.
Is this a coincidence? I rather doubt it. I am in no way impugning the integrity of Mr. Hillman, but I do wonder if he would have been promoted had he not been uncovering this nasty bit of business.